Gallery: LBJ the Power Broker

Johnson at home in Texas in 1915. (Wikimedia Commons)

“In Caro’s telling, power’s most consistent purpose for Johnson was to assuage his youthful hurt, to fill an empty place in his soul. In truth, Johnson exaggerated his childhood deprivations; he had never been as poor as he liked to let on.” -- H.W. Brands, “Johnson the Power Broker”

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